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Tell the Ohio Legislature: Don’t Raise My Bill for Dirty Energy!

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The Ohio legislature continues to aggressively move forward with legislation that will gut our clean energy and efficiency standards.  Now comes breaking news that they want YOU to pay for their plan to kill the future.
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Save Ohio’s Butterflies!

Flower and ButterflyDo you enjoy the summer butterflies? Well, as these pollinator populations dwindle, the OhioDepartment of Agriculture and Wayne National Forest are planning to spray a dangerous insecticide called BtK all over Ohio to decrease the Gypsy Moth, a non-native moth that impacts trees through eating of leaves. Unfortunately, BtK doesn’t just kill the Gypsy Moth – it could wipe out every type of butterfly or moth it touches.  Read More

Years of Living Dangerously

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Years of Living Dangerously

New Showtime documentary showing the human impacts of climate change. Learn more and what you can do as an individual to #actonclimate

See the first episode here

 

 

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Clean Water

Ohio is enriched by its vast water resources, flowing from Lake Erie all the way to the Ohio River. The health and condition of Ohio’s waterways impact our quality of life, as we rely on them for safe drinking water, wildlife habitat, consumable fish, recreation, and shipping. Challenges stem from polluting industries, agricultural and stormwater runoff, urban development, sewer overflows, and more. The campaign advocates for solutions to prevent waterway pollution – working locally to protect our rivers, streams, tributaries, and wetlands across the state. Lake Erie protection is also critical for Ohio and includes efforts by both the Sierra Club Western Lake Erie and Northeast Ohio local groups.

 

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Scenic River Photo by Cyane Gresham

Scenic River Photo by Cyane Gresham

Spring is in the air, and now is the time to get out, enjoy the weather, and support a great cause all at once! Join Sierra Club and Aveda salons across Ohio in a variety of activities to support the Sierra Club Ohio Clean Water Campaign. Aveda is hosting 6K Walk for Water events, cocktail hours, workshops, fashion shows, auctions, complimentary haircuts for a donation, and much more!

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Photo: Lomo Corn by Kevin Dooley

Photo: Lomo Corn by Kevin Dooley

Do you know where your food comes from, or the environmental impacts of putting that food on the table?

Join Sierra Club, Aveda Institute Columbus, Local Matters, and Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association at Studio 35 in Columbus for a movie screening of King Corn, paired with the follow-up film Big River.

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If you are consuming fish from Ohio’s lakes, rivers, and streams, be aware that there are fish consumption advisories to limit your exposure to mercury, PCBs, and pesticides found in Ohio fish.  The Ohio Department of Health advises “that all persons limit consumption of sport fish caught from all waterbodies in Ohio to one meal per week, unless there is a more or less restrictive advisory.”

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U.S. EPA is releasing a first-of-its-kind water quality scorecard that will help communities in rural, suburban and urban settings incorporate green infrastructure practices to protect local water quality and improve both the built and natural environment.

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On Feb. 2 and 3, Ohio EPA will hold three public information sessions to assist those who wish to comment on the draft 2010 water quality report that depicts the status of Ohio’s waterways. One item we can take away from this process is that we don’t have updated monitoring information about several large rivers in Ohio, and that information is not reflected in the water quality report.  Read More